Update 1-31-23: We’ve received several promising applications for this pup so aren’t taking more for now. Thank you!
Ella is wonderful 5 year old beauty born 12/28/2017 that only wants to love and be loved. She will follow you everywhere looking for a chance to sit in your lap or snuggle up beside you. She came into Rescue because her family could not keep up with her chronic ear infections and scratching.
In foster care her yeasty ear infection has been resolved and we have made adjustments to her diet and environment. Her ears are now clear and swelling is gone. Her scratching is now no more than any normal dog scratching. It is recommended that she does not live with a cat because of dander intolerance. While in rescue Ella was allergy tested for food and environmental triggers. We will give her new family the report, but some examples of allergens include canola oil, apples, strawberries, corn and wool. It’s very important that her family monitors ingredients in her food as well as her environment due to allergies and sensitivities.
Ella does get along with her small to medium foster dog friends, but we have noticed that she is shy around very large dogs. She definitely prefers to be with people though, so it would not be a problem if she is an only dog in your family.
Ella is perfectly housetrained and will go to the door to tell you whenever she needs to go outside. She can be trusted to be loose in the house for short periods of time if needed. She is also crate trained and will sleep quietly all night, but she would much prefer to be in bed with you! She rides nicely in the car in a crate but she does prefer to be in the doggie car seat. She also knows basic commands. Sit, Down, and Come and she walks nicely on leash.
Ella LOVES mealtime and treat time! She is currently at 17 lbs has already lost 1 pound in foster care and is working on losing another pound or 2. So don’t melt into those eyes when she begs for more!!
If you think you would be a good match for Ella, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Melissa MacMullin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let her know you want to be considered for Ella. We prefer that you lived within a reasonable driving distance of Middletown, PA.